Join Date: 19th September 2009
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I had a similar problem with my driver side mirror, it could only manage to move up half way at the most but would always come back down fine. I had to give it a slight push to make it move up all the way, if I pushed too hard though it would refuse to budge and get stuck.
The motor will stop automatically when a certain amount of force is opposed on it.
Either the motors are becoming duffers or there is dirt or something clogging them up.
I removed my mirror (you need to use a couple of small flat head screwdrivers to ease the grip washer off on top of the tension spring), cleaned and re-greased all the moving parts. I also removed a plastic washer on the tension spring which didn't serve much use in my opinion, which in turn put less friction on the pivot point of the mirror.
It has been working fine now for the past 6 months.